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KWHA Charges Gov. Ahmed on Ohan, Morro Bridges Reconstruction


By Mosunmola Ayobami,Ilorin

The Kwara State House of Assembly has urged Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to consider the re-construction of the deadly Ohan and Moro bridges along Ilorin- Igbeti-Kishi- Kaiama road through a refund measure approach from the Federal Government to savage the people of the area from being totally cut off from the rest of the state.

This is part of the resolutions of the House following a motion on ‘Reconstruction of the deadly Ohan and Moro bridges sponsored by a member representing Kaiama/ Kemanji/ Wajibe Constituency, Hon Ahmed Ibn Mohammed and co sponsored by members representing Ilesha/Gwanara, Owode/Onire, Gwanabe/Adena/Banni, Okuta/ Yashikira and Afon Constituencies respectively Hons. Umar Gunu Mohammed, Abdulrasheed Taiwo Abdullahi, Mohammed Ba’aziki Suleiman,Adamu Usman and Mohammed Mobolaji Amosa.

Reading the resolutions of the House on the motion, the Deputy Speaker Elder Mattew Okedare who presided over the sitting said the intervention of the Government became imperative in view of the strategic role of the two bridges to the socio-economic viability of the state.

The House, according to the Deputy Speaker, equally called on members of the National Assembly and Traditional rulers from the state to liaise with the Federal Ministry of works with a view to reconstructing the bridges before heavy rainfall.

The House also enjoined the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to as a matter of urgency rehabilitate thetwo bridges pending their reconstruction, while FERMA, according to the Deputy Speaker, should report progress on the rehabilitation of the two bridges to the House.

The prime mover of the motion, Hon. Ahmed Ibn Ahmed had while leading other members in the debate noted that the two bridges were along the only motorable road linking Kwara State capital to Baruten, Kaiama, Asa LGAs, part of Oyo state and the Republic of Benin stressing that the two bridges linking the economically viable communities are now dilapidated, deadly and impassable, with its attendant negative effects on the movement of people and agricultural produce.

A member representing Owode/Onire Constituency, Hon. Abdulrasheed Taiwo Abdullahi, while co- sponsoring the motion said the two bridges, which were constructed in the 70’s were meant to be temporary bridges noting with displeasure that the road was incomparable to other international routes in the country.


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